CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE (sodobni roman)

Million Dollar Devil By Katy Evans

Million Dollar Devil (Million Dollar, #1)

Title // Naslov: Million Dollar Devil

Author // Avtorica: Katy Evans

Release Date // Datum izdaje:  May 28th 2019 (28. maj 2019)

Genre // Žanr: Contemporary Romance, sodobni roman

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Blurb:

Heir apparent to her father’s company, Lizzy Banks needs a man. The perfect man. But when the rich “fundbabies” she usually rubs shoulders with prove impossible to hire, she takes a chance on a raw beast of a man salvaged from the wreckage of a bar brawl.

James Rowan earns a modest income as a YouTube daredevil, but he can’t refuse Lizzy’s million dollar deal. As she polishes his rough edges, creating a sophisticated gentleman fit for the highest circles of society, not only does she bring out the perfect man—it’s like she’s making the man of her dreams. How can she resist?

Though Lizzy loves seeing James in his clothes—and out of them—he isn’t the kind of man you bring home to Daddy. Her father’s disapproval and the pressure of the campaign have her eyeing the straight and narrow, but Lizzy’s finding it awfully hard to resist the devil on her shoulder…

 

Povzetek iz zadnje strani:

Dedinja očetovega podjetja, Lizzy Banks potrebuje moškega. Popolnega moškega. Toda ko je bogatune visoke družbe, s katerimi se ponavadi srečuje, nemogoče najeti, da to možnost surovemu moškemu, ki ga izvleče iz barskega pretepa.

James Rowan svoj denar služi kot drznež na YouTubu, toda še vedno ne more zavrniti Lizzyjinega miljonskega posla. Ko lošči njegov videz ter iz njega naredi prefinjenega gentlemana, ki se lahko kosa z visokimi krogi družbe, ne samo, da iz njega naredi popolnega moškega – izgleda da si naredi tudi moškega njenih sanj. Kako se lahko upre?

Čeprav Lizzy rada vidi Jamesa v njegovih oblačilih – in izven njih – on ni take vrste moški, ki bi ga lahko predstavila očetu. Očetovo nestrinjanje in pritisk kampanje vpliva tudi na Lizzy in ta se še težje upre hudiču na njeni rami.

 

My thoughts:

When I first saw the blurb, I was like ”This I have to read”. It reminded me of the movies The Makeover (starring Julia Stiles – love it!!!) and another movie that was about a guy who is homeless (I think) and steal watches (??? and I can’t find it anywhere so if you know the title please tell me!!!). Anyway, in both cases, there was a complete makeover and the guy turned out hot. Of course.

The book wasn’t so bad but it wasn’t good either. Couple things that bothered me:

For one, how was Lizzy always thinking that she made him that way, she made him desirable, gorgeous and hot. She made him sophisticated. I get where that came from but it gets annoying if she thinks that he’s nothing without her. I mean, yeah, maybe he’s not great for your circle but he’s still a great person??

I also know that she changed a lot about him just so he could fit in her circle but I still kind of hated her when she was forcing him to smoke even though he refused to do that.

I reach into the humidor, where I keep a stash of my father’s favourite cigars for those rare, once-every-few-months evenings when he comes over for dinner. I offer the box to him.

He shakes his head. ”Quit smoking when I was eighteen.”

”To smoke is human; to smoke cigars is divine.” I take one out, open his jacket, and stuff one in the inside pocket.

Like bitch, if he doesn’t smoke, he doesn’t smoke. There are a lot of people who don’t, no need to force them just to fit in.

When I was reading this and other similar moments, where she talked about dad in the same line, it looked to me like she wanted to turn James to be exactly like her dad.

In one moment, even her friendship was weird. I think her friend despised James because he was a ”nobody” which was mentioned when that same friend found out James is not really a rich man but rather a common one.

I also wished that text messages would be in italics or in other way separated from the rest of the text because sometimes I couldn’t distinguish between what was a text message and what was just a normal line in a book.

3.5 stars.

 

ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

My thoughts:

Ko sem prvič prebrala povzetek, sem želela prebrati to knjigo. Spominjala me je na film The Makeover (v glavni vlogi igra Julia Stiles – fenomenalen film!!!) in še en film, ki je bil nekoč na HBOju in je o brezdomcu (se mi zdi) in krade ure (??? nisem sigurna, nikjer ga ne najdem tako da če veš naslov prosim povej!!). V glavnem, v obeh primerih oba tipa dobita popolno preobrazbo.

Knjiga ni bila slaba ni pa bila najboljša. Nekaj stvari me je motilo.

Za začetek, kako je Lizzy razmišljala, da je zaradi nje takšen, zaradi nje, si ga ženske bolj želijo, je prekrasen in oh in sploh. Da ga je ona naredila prefinjenega. Logično mi je iz kje izhaja tako mnenje, ampak mi je šlo pa počasi na živce, če misli, da brez nje ni nič. Mislim, ja, mogoče ni popoln za tvojo družbo ampak še vedno je prekrasna oseba?

Vem tudi, da je spremenila ogromno stvari na njem (mogoče celo preveč), samo zato, da bi se lahko vključil v njeno družbo ampak še vedno sem jo sovražila, ko mu je začela vsiljevati kajenje, čeprav jo je ta zavrnil. 

(odstavek ni preveden)

I reach into the humidor, where I keep a stash of my father’s favourite cigars for those rare, once-every-few-months evenings when he comes over for dinner. I offer the box to him.

He shakes his head. ”Quit smoking when I was eighteen.”

”To smoke is human; to smoke cigars is divine.” I take one out, open his jacket, and stuff one in the inside pocket.

Mislim, halo, če noče kaditi pač noče kaditi. Obstaja veliko ljudi, ki tega ne počnejo, ni potrebe, da se jih sili samo zato, da se bodo lahko vključili v družbo.

Ko sem brala take trenutke, ko se je zraven v istem odstavku omenjalo še očeta, sem dobila bolj občutek, da hoče iz Jamesa narediti očeta.

V knjigi tudi ni bilo najbolj razvidno, kdaj je zapisano sms sporočilo in kdaj navaden tekst. To bi bilo lahko v poševnem tisku.

3,5 zvezdice.

 

ARC (Knjiga, ki jo bralci v roke dobimo pred njeno izdajo) je bila zagotovljena preko spletne strani NetGalley v zameno za iskreno oceno. Knjigo sem prebrala in ocenila prostovoljno. Vse misli in mnenja so izključno moja.

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